Trench Stories II (or, "Do The Math")

It's difficult to narrow down the math stories to just one, there are so many, but here's this week's for a start. From one of the only payors who behaves worse than United/Oxford, a letter to a...

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Fighting the Empire

June 08, 2007 / 0 Comments / in pediatric, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

A customer called me yesterday to ask, "[Evil Empire HMO] has finally come to the table and is offering me 100% of Medicare on my E&Ms...should I take it?"

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Our Children International

May 29, 2007 / 0 Comments / in pediatric, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

I was going to write about some cool pediatric benchmark data we've put together today, but I find this story more important and compelling. Check out Dr. Stoller's mission to Ghana on CBS.

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Pediatric Practice Management Seminar

It dawned on me that it would be helpful to let people know about valuable pediatric resources. For example, I expect to do a quick review of groups like Physicians' Alliance and Pediatric Federation...

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Against the Grain

In 2007, CMS gave values to two important pediatric codes for the first time, the 92551 (hearing test) and the 99173 (vision screen). Sure, the values aren't astronomic, but that extra ~$10 for each...

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CA Chapter 2 / Vegas Meeting

I always forget to leave notes about where we are going to be and what we're doing when we get there! * NEW PCC Pediatric Solutions Workshop in Las Vegas, May 20

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More Immunization Reimbursement

Well, sadly, not more reimbursement. That's the problem. More about it.

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One Small Lawsuit for Mankind

I have to come up with an analogy for the Great Medical Insurance problem here in the US. The Rebels vs. The Empire? Robin Hood vs. The Sheriff of Nottingham? David vs. Goliath? None of these is just...

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Slowly Turning Tide

Vaccines may be saving the lives of children, but they are killing the docs who give them. Pediatricians have to pre-purchase tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars of vaccines, insure them while...

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